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Appeals received on proposed Southland Water and Land Plan

Wednesday, 23 May 2018, 1:26 pm | Environment Southland

The Environment Court has received 25 appeals on the proposed Southland Water and Land Plan, with the official period for lodging appeals closing last week (17 May). More >>

Invercargill records first air quality exceedance for 2018

Friday, 11 May 2018, 3:49 pm | Environment Southland

Just over a week into our winter air quality monitoring period, air pollution is already causing concern, with Invercargill recording its first exceedance of the National Environmental Standards for Air Quality. More >>

Duck hunters advised to take care at Waituna Lagoon

Thursday, 3 May 2018, 9:35 am | Environment Southland

Monitoring carried out by Environment Southland shows there are still high levels of the toxic algae planktonic cyanobacteria in the Waituna Lagoon. More >>

Draft guide provides clarity on limits

Wednesday, 2 May 2018, 3:24 pm | Environment Southland

The Ministry for the Environment has provided a draft guide to limits under the National Policy Statement for Freshwater. Councillors praised the document at today’s Strategy and Policy Committee meeting, saying it provided the needed clarity for council and ... More >>

Positive water quality trends encouraging

Wednesday, 18 April 2018, 3:07 pm | Environment Southland

River water quality trends released this week are cause for optimism, and credit is due to all those working hard to make a difference in Southland, including land users, businesses, iwi, and community groups. More >>

Long-term Plan consultation document out now

Saturday, 14 April 2018, 11:17 am | Environment Southland

It outlines the significant issues and proposed changes and budget for the next 10 years, with particular emphasis on the next three years. More >>

New trustees for Mid Dome Trust

Friday, 13 April 2018, 2:29 pm | Environment Southland

The Mid Dome Wilding Trees Charitable Trust is seeing a change of guard as two new trustees have recently been appointed to vacant seats. More >>

Councillors agree to help fund premix removal

Thursday, 12 April 2018, 1:55 pm | Environment Southland

Environment Southland councillors today agreed to contribute $250,000 as part of a regional funding package of $650,000 to enable the removal of ouvea premix from four sites in Southland. More >>

Effluent discharge affects Otapiri Stream

Tuesday, 10 April 2018, 4:50 pm | Environment Southland

Environment Southland compliance staff are investigating an incident in the Limehills/Browns area where a significant volume of effluent has been discharged into a tributary feeding the Otapiri Stream. More >>

Edendale groundwater levels still concerning

Friday, 6 April 2018, 4:54 pm | Environment Southland

The Edendale aquifer is showing its lowest level on record since Environment Southland started monitoring it in 2001. More >>

Toxic algae found in Waituna lagoon

Thursday, 29 March 2018, 11:37 am | Environment Southland

Monitoring carried out by Environment Southland on 22 March, has shown high levels of the toxic algae planktonic cyanobacteria at Waituna Lagoon in Southland. More >>

Target for swimmable rivers released for Southland

Wednesday, 28 March 2018, 3:12 pm | Environment Southland

Environment Southland has released a draft regional target for swimmable lakes and rivers as part of the Ministry for the Environment’s National targets for swimming water quality. The national targets were released in 2017, and indicated Southland’s ... More >>

Rabbit virus release to start in Southland next week

Wednesday, 28 March 2018, 12:11 pm | Environment Southland

An initial release of the RHDV1 (K5) rabbit virus on three sites in Southland will be made from next week, if the weather permits. More >>

Drought response tuned down

Friday, 23 February 2018, 8:39 am | Environment Southland

Environment Southland has revised its classification of previously low water levels across the region. Heavy and sustained rainfall during February has meant most of Southland’s rivers and aquifers are now back to normal levels for this time of ... More >>

Water situation in Southland now “serious”

Tuesday, 30 January 2018, 2:37 pm | Environment Southland

Environment Southland has assessed the low water situation in Southland as ‘serious’. More >>

Southlanders urged to conserve water

Thursday, 18 January 2018, 12:05 pm | Environment Southland

Environment Southland is encouraging people across all of Southland to conserve water as the dry conditions are likely to continue. More >>

Southland’s 2017 driest year on record

Tuesday, 9 January 2018, 3:40 pm | Environment Southland

2017 driest year on record Environment Southland’s data confirms that Southland has had its driest year since 1971. Southland received only 79% of the usual normal rainfall, with some areas experiencing particularly low rainfall levels. Environment ... More >>

Controlled Area for Fiordland

Thursday, 21 December 2017, 11:17 am | Environment Southland

A Controlled Area notice has been issued for an area of Breaksea Sound in Fiordland to prevent further spread of the Asian seaweed Undaria pinnatifida ( Undaria ). More >>

Seeking feedback on transport plan changes

Tuesday, 12 December 2017, 3:16 pm | Environment Southland

Seeking feedback on transport plan changes A mid-term review of the Otago Southland Regional Land Transport Plans 2015 – 2021 is being carried out, and the public are being asked to comment on the proposed changes. The Otago and Southland Regional ... More >>

Consent holders urged to check consent conditions

Tuesday, 12 December 2017, 2:25 pm | Environment Southland

Consent holders are being encouraged to become familiar with the water take conditions in their consents as river and groundwater levels remain low even after the weekend’s rain. More >>